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Monday, May 4, 2020

MAY 2020 CHALLENGE - Create A Custom Background - Do Not Use Designer Papers


HELLO, HAPPY CRAFTERS!
We hope you will accept this month's challenge as a way to explore new ways to use some of the items in your stash!  How about using those stamps, dies, and embossing folders that have been gathering dust for years?  We are excited and look forward to seeing your ideas.

APRIL 2020 
CHALLENGE HONORS
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Congratulations, America!  
You will be contacted by our sponsor, Stamper's Delight regarding your digital images.  In the meantime, please grab our winner's badge!  Thanks so much for your awesome submission!

Our thanks and appreciation to our generous sponsor!
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WOW!  
We had so many awesome submissions! Thanks to all our amazing challenge players!



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 Imaginative ideas from our Resident Designers.

(Embossing and Ink Background)
(Using Embossing Powders and Oxides ) 
Shell  
(Oxides & a Stencil)
Lady
(Using oxides with water, 
nuvo jewel drops, créalies stamps)

(Used clouds and grass stencil with distress inks 
and blender brushes for background)
AJ 
(Simple Water Color Background)
(Stencil and Distress Oxide Ink)

Becca
Oops! Lattice-work of patterned
 and a solid CS/papers
(used a self-made Gelli printed background 
and a hand-drawn doodle from her stash.)
(Made a background using alcohol inks.)
(Using Oxide Inks, Dies, Stencils, and Perfect Pearls.)





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Monday, April 6, 2020

APRIL 2020 CHALLENGE: USE RIBBONS AND/OR BOWS


HELLO, CRAFTY PEEPS!

Welcome to our monthly challenge here at 
A Place To Start
Our Theme for April is Ribbons or Bows!
We are very fortunate to be sponsored by
Stamper's Delight
(formerly Scrapper's Delight)
MARCH NAMED HONORS
"UNCONVENTIONAL MATERIALS
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS"
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Dream Catcher made with yarn flowers

#6 - Cards by America

Mini album created using wallpaper
Using a repurposed candy container

Earrings made with bottle caps, leather, and liquid glass
Brush pen holder using a desktop mini trash can

Thanks, ladies for your wonderful entries!

INSPIRATION FROM OUR AWESOME DESIGN TEAM!

Using Fruity Babies Bundle
Using Fruity Babies Bundle
Using Unicorn

Using Chibi Open Gift
Using Chibi Open Gift

Becca
Using Fence
Cass
 Chibi Sleeping Elf Babies
AJ 
Featuring Shaylee Fairy on Daisy
Using Pegasus


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